Nov 22nd: Showrunners Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern

Oct 27, 2023 | Past Events

Join us in person for a conversation with award-winning showrunning team Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern (X Company, Flashpoint, Allegiance), moderated by Vancouver Film School Head of Writing Kat Montagu.


Wednesday, November 22nd 2023
7pm at the VFS Cafe (doors 6:30pm)
390 W Hastings St
Tickets $12 plus tax and fees


Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern

Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern are an award-winning TV creating, writing and showrunning team, currently showrunning Allegiance (CBC/Lark).

Prior to that, they were most recently co-creators, writers, Executive Producers and showrunners of the WWII espionage drama X Company (CBC/ Ovation/Sony Television) which shot in Budapest over three seasons. It was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Drama, and the pair won Best Drama Writing at the Writers Guild awards. Morgenstern directed its two-part finale.

Co-Creators and Executive Producers of Flashpoint (CBS/CTV), they were designated Showrunners of the Year by the Writers’ Guild of Canada. The show received the Academy Board of Directors Tribute for Outstanding and Enduring Contribution to Canadian Television, the Canadian Screen Award and Gemini for Best Dramatic Series, and earned them the Sea to Sky Innovative Producers Award at the Banff World Media Festival. Flashpoint is licensed in over 100 territories and translated into 22 languages.

Kat Montagu

Kat is a writer, producer, script analyst, story editor, and teacher, with a BFA and an MFA in Creative Writing. She has won multiple awards and development funding grants. Previously, she wrote for the television series Alienated and is currently a writing partner on a time travel novel-to-TV series adaption with Sara B Cooper. Head of the Writing Department at Vancouver Film School and the senior story editor for Crazy 8s short filmmaking competition, Kat loves helping other writers find their own voices.

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